coracle

[ kawr-uh-kuhl, kor- ]
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noun
  1. a small, round, or very broad boat made of wickerwork or interwoven laths covered with a waterproof layer of animal skin, canvas, tarred or oiled cloth, or the like: used in Wales, Ireland, and parts of western England.

Origin of coracle

1
1540–50; <Welsh corwgl, corwg; akin to Irish curach boat; see currach

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coracle

/ (ˈkɒrəkəl) /


noun
  1. a small roundish boat made of waterproofed hides stretched over a wicker frame

Origin of coracle

1
C16: from Welsh corwgl; related to Irish curach boat

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